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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Finkelstein

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fulfill, satisfy your needs.

I is for infinite, are your possibilities

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

Notable Persons With the Last Name Finkelstein

Norman was given the name Norman Gary Finkelstein on December 8th, 1953. Norman is also known as Finkelstein and Norman Gary.


Peter Max is an artist in the fields of painting and pop art. Peter was given the name Peter Max Finkelstein on October 19th, 1937 in Berlin.


The Lord Finkelstein is a journalist and politician. The was given the name Daniel William Finkelstein on August 30th, 1962.


Israel Finkelstein is a scientist in the field of archaeology. Israel was born in Petah Tikva.


Dolores Gray was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1989. Dolores was given the name Sylvia Dolores Finkelstein on June 7th, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on June 26th, 2002.


Jerry was born on January 16th, 1916. He breathed his last breath on November 28th, 2012.


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Popularity of Finkelstein as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Finkelstein U.S.
  White 95.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Finkelstein

People with the last name Finkelstein are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Finkelstein

  • How Popular is the name Finkelstein? As a last name Finkelstein was the 7,258th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Finkelstein? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Finkelstein was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Finkelstein: Your name in reverse order is Nietsleknif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klfeneitnis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Finkelstein? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,591 people with the last name Finkelstein.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Finkelstein? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Finkelstein as their last name.

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